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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019

A few weeks ago, we published an article that characterized Gilead (GILD) as a “Value Trap.” That article was a follow-up to an earlier article which used our work on Gilead as an example of how a solid conceptual framework could help investors make better decisions. Both of these articles were based on a 16-page valuation report on Gilead we published to our members in September, 2016.

We caught a lot of flack for the recent characterization of Gilead as a value trap, but our opinion was redeemed on February 7th, when the stock fell heavily after a disappointing earnings announcement.

In today’s article, we’ll take another look at the valuation process – the most important weapon in an investor’s arsenal – in a continuation of the Gilead example. We would invite new readers to read through each of the earlier articles as well, to get a picture of the overall process!

Investing Anecdotes are Dangerous!

What interested us in September 2016, when we made our original analysis of Gilead, was the noise among the value investing community about what a deal Gilead was because the stock was trading at such a low Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio (See our article Three Things You Should Know About Gilead).

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: GigaMedia Limited(GIGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Deutsche Bank AG grew its position in GigaMedia Limited (NASDAQ:GIGM) by 69.3% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 46,885 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 19,185 shares during the quarter. Deutsche Bank AG’s holdings in GigaMedia were worth $142,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Crestwood Equity Partners LP(CEQP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    First, the company and its joint venture (JV) partner Crestwood Equity Partners (NYSE:CEQP) approved the expansion of their Jackalope gathering and processing business in the Powder River Basin. The expansion projects will supply Williams with some incremental cash flow as they come on line over the next year, while giving the smaller Crestwood some additional fuel to help grow its earnings at a 15% compound annual rate through 2020. 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Luzich Partners LLC raised its position in shares of Crestwood Equity Partners LP (NYSE:CEQP) by 5.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 581,601 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after acquiring an additional 28,640 shares during the period. Crestwood Equity Partners makes up about 14.6% of Luzich Partners LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 2nd largest position. Luzich Partners LLC’s holdings in Crestwood Equity Partners were worth $14,889,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Crestwood Equity Partners (NYSE:CEQP) was by far the best-performing master limited partnership (MLP) in 2018. While the average MLP tracked by the Alerian MLP ETF delivered a negative total return last year, Crestwood’s total return was an exceptional 17%. Driving that outperformance was a noticeable recovery in the company’s financial results.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    For example, relatively small peer Crestwood Equity Partners LP (NYSE:CEQP) ended the month up 13%. ONEOK (NYSE:OKE), which is structured as a regular corporation and not a limited partnership, rose an impressive 19%. And Canadian midstream owner Pembina Pipeline (NYSE:PBA) jumped 20% (like ONEOK, Pembina is not structured as a limited partnership). The midstream sector across the board had a pretty decent month.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    That’s why I own several high-yield stocks. However, of that group, three currently stand out as having the greatest probability of delivering market-beating returns from here: Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI), Brookfield Property Partners (NASDAQ:BPY), and Crestwood Equity Partners (NYSE:CEQP), Because they’re my highest conviction ideas, I’d buy any one of them right now.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Rigel Pharmaceuticals Inc.(RIGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rock Springs Capital Management LP raised its holdings in Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:RIGL) by 4.0% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 2,575,000 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after buying an additional 100,000 shares during the period. Rock Springs Capital Management LP’s holdings in Rigel Pharmaceuticals were worth $9,116,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of Rigel Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:RIGL) climbed over 17% today after the company announced second-quarter and first-half 2018 earnings results. The pharma company reported $1.8 million in net product sales of Tavalisse, the portfolio’s first approved product, during the most recent quarter. That may not seem like much, but not when you consider that the chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) treatment only launched on May 29. 

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    Here too, the low price makes this stock an attractive target. Rigel Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: RIGL) is engaged in the discovering, developing and providing novel small molecule drugs that improve the lives of patients with immune and hematological disorders, cancer and rare diseases.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Abengoa Yield plc(ABY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ArtByte (CURRENCY:ABY) traded up 10.8% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 20:00 PM ET on June 14th. ArtByte has a market capitalization of $3.84 million and approximately $13,004.00 worth of ArtByte was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One ArtByte coin can currently be purchased for $0.0048 or 0.00000073 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Bittrex, Cryptopia and LiteBit.eu. Over the last week, ArtByte has traded 16.9% lower against the dollar.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ArtByte (CURRENCY:ABY) traded down 8% against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 17:00 PM Eastern on September 6th. During the last week, ArtByte has traded 11.3% higher against the dollar. One ArtByte coin can currently be purchased for about $0.0029 or 0.00000045 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including LiteBit.eu, Bittrex and Cryptopia. ArtByte has a total market cap of $2.31 million and approximately $4,225.00 worth of ArtByte was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ArtByte (ABY) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the Scrypt hashing algorithm. It was first traded on May 1st, 2014. ArtByte’s total supply is 792,537,250 coins. ArtByte’s official website is www.artbyte.me. ArtByte’s official Twitter account is @artbyteme and its Facebook page is accessible here. The Reddit community for ArtByte is /r/ArtByte and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: SurModics Inc.(SRDX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Lombard Medical Technologies (OTCMKTS: EVARF) and SurModics (NASDAQ:SRDX) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of SurModics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRDX) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation, four have given a buy recommendation and two have issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $80.33.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of SurModics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRDX) hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $47.30 and last traded at $47.20, with a volume of 902 shares. The stock had previously closed at $46.50.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: One Horizon Group, Inc.(OHGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about One Horizon Group (NASDAQ:OHGI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. One Horizon Group earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the software maker an impact score of 48.1252923948361 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ADTRAN (NASDAQ: ADTN) and One Horizon Group (NASDAQ:OHGI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc.(LOCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    El Pollo LoCo (NASDAQ:LOCO) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

    MGE Energy (NASDAQ:MGEE) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LOCO) released its second-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Thursday. The crazy chicken reported that it had $0.22 in earnings per share (EPS) and $111.6 million in revenue, which compares with consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters that called for $0.22 in EPS and revenue of $111.25 million. The same period of last year reportedly had EPS of $0.21 and $105.57 million in revenue.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Great Western Bancorp, Inc.(GWB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Great Western Bancorp Inc (NYSE:GWB) insider Douglas Richard Bass sold 1,246 shares of Great Western Bancorp stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.25, for a total value of $55,135.50. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 16,958 shares in the company, valued at approximately $750,391.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Great Western Bancorp (NYSE: GWB) and Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida (NASDAQ:SBCF) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation(MNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Monmouth R.E. Inv. (NYSE:MNR) was downgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Monmouth R.E. Inv. Corp. Class A (NYSE:MNR) by 8.6% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 372,649 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 29,526 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Monmouth R.E. Inv. Corp. Class A were worth $5,605,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    M&T Bank Corp trimmed its position in Monmouth R.E. Inv. Corp. (NYSE:MNR) by 2.1% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 109,456 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 2,301 shares during the period. M&T Bank Corp’s holdings in Monmouth R.E. Inv. were worth $1,358,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Eagle Asset Management Inc. boosted its holdings in Monmouth R.E. Inv. Corp. (NYSE:MNR) by 0.2% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 524,288 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,268 shares during the quarter. Eagle Asset Management Inc. owned 0.57% of Monmouth R.E. Inv. worth $6,501,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corp  (NYSE:MNR)Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 08, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Monmouth R.E. Inv. (NYSE:MNR) and Saul Centers (NYSE:BFS) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership and risk.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: World Fuel Services Corporation(INT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Internet Node Token (CURRENCY:INT) traded 1.6% lower against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 21:00 PM ET on June 6th. In the last seven days, Internet Node Token has traded 19.6% lower against the US dollar. Internet Node Token has a total market cap of $32.85 million and $6.97 million worth of Internet Node Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Internet Node Token token can now be bought for $0.22 or 0.00002838 BTC on exchanges including OKEx, CoinEgg and Allcoin.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    World Fuel Services (NYSE:INT) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $38.00.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    World Fuel Services Corp  (NYSE:INT)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 21, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT) shares dropped 21 percent to $22.05 following Q1 results.

    Shares of Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) were down 17 percent to $352.05. Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE: WPG) will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019

Here are stocks that are in news today:

Ex-Bonus- New India Assurance Company 1:1

Ex- Split: Filatex India From Rs 10 to Rs 2

Gallantt Ispat board meeting on June 28 to consider stock split

related news Stocks in the news: Piramal Enterprises, Fortis, Bajaj Auto, Jet Airways, NHPC, Grasim, United Spirits Stocks in the news: Tata Power, SBI, Bharti Infratel, ICICI Bank, IFCI, Dr Reddy’s Stocks in the news: ICICI Bank, Can Fin Homes, HCL Tech, Tata Motors, Indiabulls Real Estate

IndusInd Bank to acquire IL&FS’ brokerage business

PNB Housing Finance plans to raise Rs 10,000 cr via bonds

Shriram Transport Finance to raise Rs 5,000cr via bonds issue

Fortune Financial services entered in to share purchase agreement with ITI Reinsurance

Top Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Arris Group Inc(ARRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Strs Ohio increased its stake in shares of ARRIS International plc (NASDAQ:ARRS) by 6.2% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 4,728,995 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after buying an additional 273,995 shares during the quarter. Strs Ohio owned about 2.54% of ARRIS International worth $115,600,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Jefferies sees this stock as another top value play in 2018. It has been a favorite at the firm for some time and remains a top small-cap pick. Arris International PLC (NASDAQ: ARRS) provides media entertainment and data communications solutions in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Earnest Partners LLC increased its position in shares of ARRIS International plc (NASDAQ:ARRS) by 0.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 591,282 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after buying an additional 2,531 shares during the period. Earnest Partners LLC owned 0.32% of ARRIS International worth $15,710,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: GigaMedia Limited(GIGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Deutsche Bank AG grew its position in GigaMedia Limited (NASDAQ:GIGM) by 69.3% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 46,885 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 19,185 shares during the quarter. Deutsche Bank AG’s holdings in GigaMedia were worth $142,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: ChannelAdvisor Corporation(ECOM )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    ChannelAdvisor Corp  (NYSE:ECOM)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 13, 2019, 8:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on ChannelAdvisor (ECOM)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Mattersight Corporation(MATR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Mattersight (NASDAQ: MATR) and Simulations Plus (NASDAQ:SLP) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 22.6 percent to $3.25 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares rose 23.2 percent to $2.65 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) rose 21.2 percent to $5.77 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a deal to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota from Arkoma, Williston Drilling for about $620 million. The company also announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 13.7 percent to $386.00 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Quantenna Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: QTNA) shares rose 12.6 percent to $14.70 in pre-market trading. Quantenna is expected to release Q1 results on April 30..
    BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT) rose 11.1 percent to $37.50 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN) rose 10.4 percent to $29.00 in pre-market trading after reporting strong Q1 results.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) rose 9.8 percent to $250.00 in pre-market trading following upbeat Q1 profit.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares rose 9.4 percent to $10.62 in pre-market trading as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE: CYS) rose 9.1 percent to $7.22 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be acquired by Two Harbors Investment Corp (NYSE: TWO).
    GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC) rose 8.3 percent to $4.18 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) shares rose 7.6 percent to $251.2
  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ebix (NASDAQ: EBIX) and Mattersight (NASDAQ:MATR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019

The broader are trading flat this Tuesday morning, with the Nifty flat at 10,688 and the Sensex shedding 13 points at 35,152.

Nifty IT was the outperforming sector in the morning trade led by stocks like Tata Elxsi, Mindtree, Tech Mahindra and HCL Technologies.

Nifty infra was up 1 percent as stocks like Reliance Communications jumped 4 percent followed by Bharat Heavy Electricals, Idea Cellular, Larsen & Toubro, Adani Power and Adani Ports.

PSU banks were the biggest underperformers dragged by Bank of India, Andhra Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce and Union Bank of India while heavyweights like State Bank of India and Punjab National Bank were the other losers.

related news Aurobindo Pharma stock falls 7% after Q4 earnings miss analyst expectations Oil India gains 5% on strong Q4 numbers; Deutsche Bank maintains buy with target Rs 310 Vista Pharmaceuticals locked in 10% upper circuit on agreement to acquire ANDA for Urocare

From the auto space, TVS Motor Company, Maruti Suzuki India, Ashok Leyland and Tata Motors were the top performers.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Evolving Systems, Inc.(EVOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Evolving Systems (NASDAQ: EVOL) and Zscaler (NASDAQ:ZS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: GigaMedia Limited(GIGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Deutsche Bank AG grew its position in GigaMedia Limited (NASDAQ:GIGM) by 69.3% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 46,885 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 19,185 shares during the quarter. Deutsche Bank AG’s holdings in GigaMedia were worth $142,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: 8×8 Inc(EGHT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Equities research analysts at William Blair started coverage on shares of 8X8 (NASDAQ:EGHT) in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, The Fly reports. The firm set a “buy” rating on the technology company’s stock.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of 8×8, Inc. (NYSE: EGHT) were down 16 percent to $18.52 after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.

    Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIBB) was down, falling around 15 percent to $24.60 after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,367,945 shares, a drop of 36.0% from the July 13th total of 3,701,780 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,256,730 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.9 days. Approximately 2.6% of the shares of the company are sold short.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This company has posted solid results this year and has long been touted as a potential takeover target. 8X8 Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) offers a cloud-based solution for business communications and collaboration on a unified platform spanning voice, video, contact center, and desktops, that replaces legacy and expensive on-premise systems.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: SK Telecom Corporation Ltd.(SKM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SK Telecom Co Ltd (NYSE:SKM) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have assigned a hold recommendation, one has issued a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $30.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Skrumble Network (CURRENCY:SKM) traded 1.3% lower against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 8:00 AM Eastern on June 15th. One Skrumble Network token can currently be purchased for about $0.0301 or 0.00000461 BTC on exchanges including IDEX, EtherDelta (ForkDelta), Hotbit and DDEX. During the last week, Skrumble Network has traded 49.9% lower against the U.S. dollar. Skrumble Network has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and $8.48 million worth of Skrumble Network was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Skrumble Network (CURRENCY:SKM) traded down 8.6% against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 7:00 AM ET on July 6th. Skrumble Network has a market capitalization of $0.00 and $3.44 million worth of Skrumble Network was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. In the last week, Skrumble Network has traded 10.6% lower against the US dollar. One Skrumble Network token can now be purchased for approximately $0.0249 or 0.00000382 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including EtherDelta (ForkDelta), Gate.io, DDEX and IDEX.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Inphi Corporation(IPHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Inphi (NYSE:IPHI) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The semiconductor company reported ($0.05) earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.05), Bloomberg Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $60.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $59.82 million. Inphi had a positive return on equity of 5.39% and a negative net margin of 21.51%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 35.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.44 earnings per share. Inphi updated its Q2 guidance to $0.12-$0.14 EPS.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Inphi Corp. (NYSE:IPHI) dropped on Wednesday following a mixed first-quarter report and a subsequent analyst downgrade. The company’s revenue declined sharply and came in just short of analyst expectations. The stock was down about 9.5% at 2:45 p.m. EDT.

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    There are some companies that have weak fundamentals and are regularly incurring losses but that are valued strongly by the market purely based on one metric: revenue growth. Inphi Corporation (NYSE:IPHI) is the perfect example of such a company that has enjoyed a very high valuation despite being a loss-making unit for a large period within the past five years. The company’s revenue growth was phenomenal and the profits were expected soon. In fact, the company did end up with a good profit in 2016 when the EV/Sales multiple shot up above 7.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: American Superconductor Corporation(AMSC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American Superconductor earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 47.29145037575 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American Superconductor earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the technology company an impact score of 46.824635153043 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    American Superconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: AMSC), based in Massachusetts, manufactures two-megawatt wind turbines and supplies for the construction of electrical power grids.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC) had its price target upped by investment analysts at B. Riley from $6.00 to $7.00 in a research note issued on Monday. The firm presently has a “neutral” rating on the technology company’s stock. B. Riley’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 10.06% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News stories about American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American Superconductor earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the technology company an impact score of 47.5442417425226 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Axcelis Technologies Inc.(ACLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Alps Advisors Inc. raised its stake in shares of Axcelis Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:ACLS) by 13.4% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 20,773 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,457 shares during the period. Alps Advisors Inc. owned approximately 0.06% of Axcelis Technologies worth $596,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Axcelis Technologies (NASDAQ:ACLS) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the nine analysts that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $30.50.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: j2 Global, Inc.(JCOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of J2 Global Inc (NASDAQ:JCOM) rose 8.9% during trading on Wednesday following a better than expected earnings announcement. The stock traded as high as $83.40 and last traded at $81.88. Approximately 1,543,553 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 320% from the average daily volume of 367,818 shares. The stock had previously closed at $75.19.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    J2 Global (NASDAQ:JCOM) Director W Brian Kretzmer sold 5,942 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $87.25, for a total value of $518,439.50. Following the transaction, the director now owns 6,764 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $590,159. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: EchoStar Corporation(SATS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Echostar Holding Corp (NASDAQ:SATS) reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $51.33 and last traded at $52.44, with a volume of 104714 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $51.79.

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    These are the top 5 holdings of CDAM (UK) LtdAlphabet Inc (GOOGL) – 57,687 shares, 13.61% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 22.65%Open Text Corp (OTEX) – 1,703,053 shares, 12.52% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 57.24%EchoStar Corp (SATS) – 1,291,355 shares, 11.98% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 32.53%Athene Holding Ltd (ATH) – 1,339,253 shares, 11.64% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 22.45%Hilltop Holdings Inc (HTH) – 2,345,728

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Teachers Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Echostar Co. (NASDAQ:SATS) by 9.2% in the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 59,929 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after buying an additional 5,059 shares during the quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC’s holdings in Echostar were worth $3,590,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Nomad Foods Limited (NYSE: NOMD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $656.43 million.
    AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.2 per share on revenue of $720.14 million.
    Magna International Inc. (NYSE: MGA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.7 per share on revenue of $10.11 billion.
    Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $2.12 billion.
    Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $5.78 billion.
    Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $2.40 billion.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.61 per share on revenue of $255.60 million.
    Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $457.67 million.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $691.18 million.
    Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: GEN) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.34 per share on revenue of $1.32 billion.
    Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $10.14 billion.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.34 billion.
    NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ: NICE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $332.93 million.
    World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ: WRLD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.94 per share on revenue of $147.32 million.
    MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE: MMS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $616.04 million.
    Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CH
  • [By Max Byerly]

    Echostar Co. (NASDAQ:SATS) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the six research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $73.00.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: SPX FLOW, Inc.(FLOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd increased its position in shares of SPX Flow Inc (NYSE:FLOW) by 38.6% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 9,824 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 2,738 shares during the quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd’s holdings in SPX Flow were worth $483,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now

Timing the market is easily one of the most difficult parts of trading. In particular, calling the market bottom and knowing when to get in is usually something investors only know way after the fact. 24/7 Wall St. is looking back to when the S&P 500 bottomed back in March 2009 to see how some of the major blue chips have fared since then.

Back on March 6, 2009, the S&P 500 bottomed out at 666.79, and from there began perhaps the biggest bull market of the modern era. At the most recent close, the S&P 500 was at 2,779.60, more than quadrupling its bottom nearly nine years ago.

So how does this measure up against AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T)?

On an adjusted close basis, AT&T closed March 6, 2009, at $13.82 a share, or at $22.58 on an unadjusted basis. AT&T most recently closed at $36.87 on an adjusted basis.

Looking at the numbers, we can see that AT&Ts growth over this nine-year period was outpaced by the S&P 500 and the broad markets in general. This is one of the few instances where the market beat a blue chip in this period. Specifically, the telecom giant saw its shares gain just over 165%.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: GigaMedia Limited(GIGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Deutsche Bank AG grew its position in GigaMedia Limited (NASDAQ:GIGM) by 69.3% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 46,885 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 19,185 shares during the quarter. Deutsche Bank AG’s holdings in GigaMedia were worth $142,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: The Joint Corp.(JYNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    The Joint (NASDAQ: JYNT) and Finjan (NASDAQ:FNJN) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB) and The Joint (NASDAQ:JYNT) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Synnex Corporation(SNX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    But several individual companies couldn’t keep up. Read on to learn why Under Armour (NYSE:UA) (NYSE:UAA), Telecom Argentina (NYSE:TEO), and Synnex (NYSE:SNX) underperformed the market today.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    We have you covered. This week, we did our digging into the numbers, and we have found three stocks that could surge 80% or more in the months ahead. Let’s dig into them as the market opens… right here.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Thursday
    A leaked report from a Chinese government think tank warned of “financial panic” across the country. In addition to concerns about the ongoing trade battle with the United States, the National Institution for Finance & Development warned about the ongoing use of leverage in the stock market. The think tank argued that China’s central bank must be ready to step in and support the nation’s markets (the Shanghai Composite is off 20% since January) in the event of a liquidity crisis. This morning, the U.S. Department of Commerce said that Q1 gross domestic product (GDP) growth slowed far more than analysts had expected. During January through March, we saw the weakest levels of consumer spending in roughly five years. GDP clocked in at just 2.0%, a downturn from the 2.2% reported by the agency last month. Markets appear to believe that the economy has rebounded during the second quarter thanks in part to the massive tax cuts in January. However, ongoing trade tensions and increasing uncertainty around the globe could potentially spur a panic at any time. In 2018, major telecom carriers will begin rolling out 5G networks across the country, and the development could be one of the biggest ever. This technological leap is creating some incredible profit opportunities fortech stocks. According to Swedish network equipment manufacturer Ericsson ADR (Nasdaq:ERIC), new 5G-related features could produce as much as $1.3 trillion annually in additional revenue for carriers by 2026. Just imagine how much money you could make if you get in early and invest right now in the top 5G stocks. It would be a fortune. Today, we show you the undervalued stock that is going to lead this revolution, and it could make you rich.
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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Synnex (NYSE: SNX) and Presidio (NASDAQ:PSDO) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Valmont Industries, Inc.(VMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Schroder Investment Management Group cut its stake in Valmont Industries (NYSE:VMI) by 1.3% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 689,795 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 9,086 shares during the period. Schroder Investment Management Group owned approximately 3.06% of Valmont Industries worth $100,917,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: SL Green Realty Corporation(SLG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of SL Green Realty Corp (NYSE:SLG) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the eighteen ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have given a hold recommendation and nine have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $111.54.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sterlingcoin (SLG) is a proof-of-stake (PoS) coin that uses the
    X13 hashing algorithm. It was first traded on September 21st, 2014. Sterlingcoin’s total supply is 4,241,006 coins. Sterlingcoin’s official Twitter account is @SterlingcoinSLG and its Facebook page is accessible here. The Reddit community for Sterlingcoin is /r/sterlingcoin and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here. The official website for Sterlingcoin is sterlingcoin.org.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Easterly Government Properties (NYSE: DEA) and SL Green Realty (NYSE:SLG) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Swiss National Bank lessened its stake in SL Green Realty (NYSE:SLG) by 13.9% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 315,900 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 51,200 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank owned 0.35% of SL Green Realty worth $30,589,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Spok Holdings, Inc.(SPOK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News stories about Spok (NASDAQ:SPOK) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Spok earned a coverage optimism score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 46.0015198315013 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Spok (NASDAQ: SPOK) and Mobil’nye Telesistemy PAO (NYSE:MBT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now

Many financial advisory firms are seeing more automation in their middle- and back-office operations, according to industry experts.

The increasing automation process is expected to continue throughout 2018 and is leading to savings, improved efficiency and increased accuracy.

“I believe back-office operations for most professional services, including financial advisory firms, are either becoming more automated or are being offshored to other countries,” Mark M. Davis, a professor of operations management at Bentley University, told ThinkAdvisor. “The main reason, in my opinion, for the automation, is that it costs less, and is faster in terms of being more responsive to the end customers.”

The automation may come from the use of artificial intelligence, machine learning or even older forms of technology.

“Automation, even without taking artificial intelligence into consideration, provides faster, more accurate information at a significantly lower cost,” Davis said. “I don’t believe there are any drawbacks with respect to back-office operations.”

Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: LookSmart Ltd.(LOOK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Peel Hunt reissued their buy rating on shares of Lookers (LON:LOOK) in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday morning.

    A number of other equities analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Numis Securities reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 130 ($1.76) price target on shares of Lookers in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. JPMorgan Chase upped their price target on shares of Lookers from GBX 109 ($1.48) to GBX 130 ($1.76) and gave the stock an overweight rating in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 145 ($1.97) price target on shares of Lookers in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 146 ($1.98) price target on shares of Lookers in a research note on Monday, March 5th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. Lookers has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of GBX 137.71 ($1.87).

Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Rubicon Technology, Inc.(RBCN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rubicon Technology (NASDAQ:RBCN) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Thursday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News coverage about Rubicon Technology (NASDAQ:RBCN) has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Rubicon Technology earned a coverage optimism score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 43.6568126847622 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: The Middleby Corporation(MIDD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday was a strong day on Wall Street, and major benchmarks posted solid gains of around 1%. Market participants were generally happy about oil prices moving back into the $70s, hoping for a rebound in hard-hit areas of the country that had taken advantage of the triple-digit oil prices of the early 2010s by dramatically ramping up production of shale plays and similar opportunities. Yet even with the generally favorable mood, some stocks weren’t able to join the rally. Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC), Weibo (NASDAQ:WB), and Middleby (NASDAQ:MIDD) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    And second, the inspiring CEO of Middleby Corp. (NASDAQ:MIDD), Selim Bassoul, who has over the past two decades left an indelible stamp on that business. His mission when he arrived there wasn’t just to build better kitchen equipment — it was to build a better corporate culture. But as you’ll learn from the interview, he did both.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE: BUD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $13.06 billion.
    SINA Corporation (NASDAQ: SINA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $433.32 million.
    Weibo Corporation (NASDAQ: WB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $342.39 million.
    Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.55 billion.
    Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.98 per share on revenue of $2.75 billion.
    Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.51 billion.
    ADT Inc. (NYSE: ADT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $1.11 billion.
    Coty Inc. (NYSE: COTY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $2.18 billion.
    Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.31 per share on revenue of $644.94 million.
    Conduent Incorporated (NYSE: CNDT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $1.44 billion.
    Delphi Technologies PLC (NYSE: DLPH) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.16 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $2.72 billion.
    Global Partners LP (NYSE: GLP) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $2.33 billion.
    Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $530.99 million.
    Performance Food Group Company (NYSE: PFGC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $4.46 billion.
    Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) is projected to report
  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    A maker of commercial and industrial kitchen equipment may seem like an unusual company for Tom and David Gardner to fall in love with — no matter how how high-quality those ovens and food processors are — but Middleby(NASDAQ:MIDD) is a bit more than that. And the biggest reason why has a lot to do with its CEO, Selim Bassoul, who was brought in specifically to give the company a culture.

Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: priceline.com Incorporated(PCLN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jack Delaney]

    For example, owning just one share of The Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN) would cost $1,921.53. But some of these stocks aren’t quite as “expensive” as they seem…

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Through Tom’s various strategies, followers had the chance to pocket gains of 195.36% in 16 days on Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN), 193.39% in 16 days on SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) (NYSE Arca: GLD), 100% in eight days on International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), and even 248.42% in 17 days on SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE Arca: DIA).

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    Will Target (NYSE: TGT) get its mojo back, or will shoppers flock to Walmart (NYSE: WMT)? Which travel agent books more snow ski trips this season, Expedia (Nasdaq: EXPE) or Priceline (Nasdaq: PCLN)? Which video game console emerges on top, Microsoft’s Xbox or Nintendo’s Switch?

Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: GigaMedia Limited(GIGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Deutsche Bank AG grew its position in GigaMedia Limited (NASDAQ:GIGM) by 69.3% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 46,885 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 19,185 shares during the quarter. Deutsche Bank AG’s holdings in GigaMedia were worth $142,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: IPG Photonics Corporation(IPGP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Tredje AP fonden boosted its position in shares of IPG Photonics Co. (NASDAQ:IPGP) by 57.2% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 3,160 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,150 shares during the quarter. Tredje AP fonden’s holdings in IPG Photonics were worth $737,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Moors & Cabot Inc. raised its stake in IPG Photonics Co. (NASDAQ:IPGP) by 2.9% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 10,455 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after buying an additional 295 shares during the period. Moors & Cabot Inc.’s holdings in IPG Photonics were worth $2,440,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Danny Vena, Timothy Green, and Rich Duprey]

    To help with that task, we asked three Motley Fool investors to choose companies that doubled in 2017 and evaluate their potential for future growth. They offered up their assessments of Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU), Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW), and IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ:IPGP).

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Tuesday morning.

    A number of other analysts have also recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of IPG Photonics from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. Sanford C. Bernstein assumed coverage on shares of IPG Photonics in a report on Wednesday, April 18th. They set an outperform rating and a $294.00 target price for the company. BidaskClub cut shares of IPG Photonics from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report on Thursday, April 26th. Canaccord Genuity restated a hold rating and set a $235.00 target price on shares of IPG Photonics in a report on Tuesday, May 1st. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus assumed coverage on shares of IPG Photonics in a report on Thursday, May 10th. They set a buy rating and a $282.00 target price for the company. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. IPG Photonics has an average rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $274.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018

Toward the end of trading Friday, the Dow traded up 1.7 percent to 24,324.75 while the NASDAQ climbed 1.88 percent to 7,221.37. The S&P also rose, gaining 1.49 percent to 2,668.80.

Leading and Lagging Sectors

Friday afternoon, the information technology shares rose 1.9 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P), up 23 percent, and Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) up 16 percent.

In trading on Friday, utilities shares rose by just 0.4 percent.

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Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) reported better-than-expected results for its fiscal fourth quarter.

Alibaba posted Q1 earnings of $0.91 per share on sales of $9.873 billion. Analysts expected earnings of $0.88 per share on sales of $9.27 billion. Alibaba expects FY19 revenue growth of over 60 percent year-over-year.

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Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares shot up 33 percent to $9.01 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.

Shares of Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) got a boost, shooting up 25 percent to $42.23 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.

Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: RealPage, Inc.(RP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    RealPage (NASDAQ:RP) had its target price increased by KeyCorp from $61.00 to $65.00 in a research note published on Friday morning. The firm currently has an overweight rating on the software maker’s stock.

Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Pegasystems Inc.(PEGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Pegasystems(NASDAQ:PEGA) announced first-quarter results this week that paired a significant slowdown in sales growth with plummeting earnings. The declines were driven by a shift toward cloud-based revenue that had a more pronounced impact on the books because of the implementation of new accounting rules.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.45 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion.
    News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWSA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.19 billion.
    Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $2.65 billion.
    Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.38 per share on revenue of $556.81 million.
    Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $383.37 million.
    Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $880.89 million.
    Civitas Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: CIVI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.12 per share on revenue of $396.25 million.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $73.23 million.
    Amdocs Limited (NYSE: DOX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.95 per share on revenue of $980.50 million.
    Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $220.14 million.
    Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $210.01 million.
    TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $198.62 million.
    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE: RBA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $153.87 million.
    Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ: UNIT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $247.16 million.
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Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: GigaMedia Limited(GIGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Deutsche Bank AG grew its position in GigaMedia Limited (NASDAQ:GIGM) by 69.3% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 46,885 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 19,185 shares during the quarter. Deutsche Bank AG’s holdings in GigaMedia were worth $142,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Open Text Corporation(OTEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Cloud computing has seen amazing growth in recent years, but that’s also made investors extremely demanding when it comes to the success of players in the cloud space. Like many of its peers, OpenText (NASDAQ:OTEX) promises to help enterprise customers use their information more effectively in achieving key business objectives. Those familiar with the space acknowledge OpenText’s approach to the industry, but that doesn’t make them any more forgiving when the company hasn’t lived up to their ambitious expectations for growth.

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    Box was an early mover in the content and file management space in enterprise markets. In its annual report, the company highlights Alphabet(Nasdaq: GOOG), Microsoft,Dropbox, and Canadian software giant Open Text Corporation (Nasdaq: OTEX) as competitors. Those may seem like daunting foes, but Box’s cloud-neutral platform (unlike Alphabet and Microsoft) has allowed it to succeed, and it also has an edge in the high-touch enterprise over the more consumer and SMB-focused Dropbox. These factors, combined with excellent execution, has allowed Box to win nearly 70% of the Fortune 500 as customers, and generate very low churn of only around 4%, showing the “stickiness” of Box’s software.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $10.67 per share on revenue of $2.87 billion.
    CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $6.00 billion.
    Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.21 per share on revenue of $803.36 million.
    Spectra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: SEP) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $751.57 million.
    IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $923.80 million.
    Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $691.75 million.
    Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE: TPC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.29 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOXA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $7.41 billion.
    ICU Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICUI) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.84 per share on revenue of $346.28 million.
    TechnipFMC plc (NYSE: FTI) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.33 per share on revenue of $3.13 billion.
    Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.91 per share on revenue of $401.76 million.
    The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE: DNB) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $1.07 per share on revenue of $386.91 million.
    Matrix Service Company (NASDAQ: MTRX) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $285.16 million.
    Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MHLD) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $739.31 million.
    tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $428.25 million.
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Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Qorvo, Inc.(QRVO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    American International Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) by 4.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 47,585 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,880 shares during the period. American International Group Inc.’s holdings in Qorvo were worth $3,352,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Investors didn’t waste any time expressing their disappointment after Qorvo’s (NASDAQ:QRVO) fourth-quarter 2018 results came out. The chipmaker failedto offer strong guidance for the current quarter, which was enough to blind investors to the fact that it did well to turn its business around to some extent in the previous quarter.

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    TSMC fell 5.7% on Wednesday in response to the news. Apple, which relies on TSMC to manufacture its A-series system-on-chips (SoCs) and various other chips, fell 2.8%. iPhone/iPad chip suppliers such as Cirrus Logic (CRUS) , Broadcom (AVGO) , Skyworks (SWKS) and Qorvo (QRVO) , some of which also rely on TSMC, registered 3%-plus drops.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH trimmed its stake in shares of Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) by 55.9% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 5,956 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 7,553 shares during the quarter. Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH’s holdings in Qorvo were worth $420,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    Several other optics stocks stand to gain. In a Monday note, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Vivek Arya also highlighlited the semiconductor space as one that could benefit from the news. Other stocks to watch include:

    Lumentum Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LITE)
    Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN)
    Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHR)
    II-VI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IIVI)
    Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI)
    Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS)
    Integrated Device Technology Inc (NASDAQ: IDTI)
    Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ: QRVO)
    Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX)
    Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ: AVGO)

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Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: MobileIron, Inc.(MOBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mobileiron Inc (NASDAQ:MOBL) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the nine research firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $6.19.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2018

News stories about Bio-Rad Laboratories (NYSE:BIO) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bio-Rad Laboratories earned a coverage optimism score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the medical research company an impact score of 45.8374147793371 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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Top 5 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2018: Vince Holding Corp.(VNCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Francesca’s (NASDAQ: FRAN) and Vince (NYSE:VNCE) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2018: HSBC Holdings plc(HSBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    HSBC Holdings PLC (NYSE: HSBC)
    In order to grow, economies need capital. HSBC has it. With $2.52 trillion in total assets, HSBC holds the spot as the worlds seventh largest bank by total assets and is currently ranked as Europes largest bank. Covering the full gamut of financial services, from banking to wealth management to capital markets, HSBCs international and emerging market focus make the bank the company to own going forward. Also, normalizing interest rates should benefit the companys bottom line.

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    The Top Cryptocurrency Stories for May 14, 2018
    China will soon release an official report on about 30 decentralized currencies. “This independent analysis of cryptocurrencies and global public blockchain technology demonstrates the confidence of the Chinese government in the technology, and will act as a guide,” regulators said. Markets are also keeping an eye on Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB). Last week, Cheddar reported that the social media giant is considering the creation of its own cryptocurrency. The development is surprising, given that the company had banned advertising related to cryptocurrencies earlier this year. The Facebook cryptocurrency would be used to facilitate payments on its platform. It’s worth noting that the head of the group that is exploring the Facebook coin is a board member of the cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase. Will cryptocurrencies be part of a future bailout or economic stimulus effort by the U.S. Federal Reserve? That was suggested in new report by research analysts at Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS). The Wall Street investment bank suggests that state-sponsored cryptocurrencies could allow central banks to press interest rates into negative territory. “Freely circulating paper notes and coins (cash) limits the ability of the central banks to force negative deposit rates,” the report reads. “A digital version of cash could theoretically allow negative deposit rates to be charged on all money in circulation within any economy.” Finally, markets are reacting positively to the announcement that ING Bank and HSBC Holdings Plc. (NYSE: HSBC) engaged in their first trade ever using blockchain technology. The two engaged in a trade on behalf of Cargill to finance a shipment of soybeans from Argentina to Malaysia.
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  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    In Kenya, 28 million consumers can now seamlessly integrate their M-Pesa accounts with PayPal. In Spain, CaixaBank and Bankia both further integrated their online sites with PayPal. HSBC Holdings PLC (NYSE:HSBC) now allows corporate customers in the U.K. to pay distributions to beneficiaries through PayPal, a capability to be rolled out across Europe in the coming months. Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) announced a strategic partnership that enables its customers to more easily link their accounts to PayPal, and soon to use their reward points on PayPal’s digital platform.

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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: COP, HD, HSBC
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) has seized assets from the Venezuelan-owned firm PDVSA in the Caribbean. The company won a court case that will allow it to take over assets owned by the Venezuelan government. The court enabled the seizures as part of a broader plan to allow the firm to recoup roughly $2 billion following the 2007 nationalization of its assets in Venezuela by the huge Castro-led government.
    Monday will be a quiet day on the earnings front. Investors are looking to Tuesday’s calendar, when The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) reports earnings. Tomorrow, Wall Street analysts expect that Home Depot will report earnings per share of $2.07 on top of $25.2 billion in revenue. Investors will be hoping that the company reports strong profits thanks to an improving U.S. economy and the recent tax reform law.
    Expect a lot of chatter today about blockchain technology. That’s because ING Bank and HSBC Holdings Plc.(NYSE: HSBC) announced over the weekend that they engaged in their first trade ever using blockchain technology. The two engaged in a trade on behalf of Cargill to finance a shipment of soybeans from Argentina to Malaysia.
    Today, look for earnings reports from Agilent Technologies (NYSE: A), Itron Inc.(Nasdaq: ITRI), Vipshop Holdings Ltd.(Nasdaq: VIPS), Amyris Biotechnologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AMRS), Sky Solar Holdings Ltd.(Nasdaq: SKYS), Mazor Robotics Ltd.(Nasdaq: MZOR), China Lodging Group Ltd. (Nasdaq: HTHT), and Mimecast Ltd.(Nasdaq: MIME).

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    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) fell 13.4 percent to $51.10 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 9.8 percent to $28.97 in pre-market trading after surging 46.29 percent on Thursday.
    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) shares fell 8.2 percent to $8.81 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results and disclosed that it is withdrawing its FY18 outlook for adjusted EBITDA, airborne cash capex, airborne equipment inventory purchases and free cash flow.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares fell 7.5 percent to $3.98 in pre-market trading after climbing 22.16 percent on Thursday.
    Arista Networks, Inc. (NYSE: ANET) fell 7.4 percent to $248.00 in pre-market trading following first-quarter earnings.
    Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEB) fell 6.7 percent to $18.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Varex Imaging Corporation (NASDAQ: VREX) fell 5.2 percent to $34 in pre-market trading after reporting Q2 results.
    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) shares fell 5.2 percent to $7.60 in pre-market trading after dropping 3.02 percent on Thursday.
    AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (NYSE: AMN) shares fell 4.7 percent to $61.70 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSEA) fell 4.6 percent to $25.15 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) shares fell 4 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.86 percent on Thursday.
    Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ: MLCO) fell 4 percent to $30.65 in pre-market trading.
    Century Aluminum Co (NASDAQ: CENX) fell 4 percent to $15.76 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSBC) shares fell 3.5 percent to $48.10 in pre-market tr

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2018: Dillard's, Inc.(DDS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    A day later, Macy’s smaller rival Dillard’s (NYSE:DDS) followed with its own solid earnings report. The better-than-expected results and a recent analyst upgrade have helped power a roughly 13% rally in Dillard’s stock over the past week.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $120.51 billion.
    J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.2 per share on revenue of $2.63 billion.
    Dillard's, Inc. (NYSE: DDS) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $1.46 billion.
    The Children's Place, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCE) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.21 per share on revenue of $444.14 million.
    Manchester United plc (NYSE: MANU) is expected to report quarterly loss at $1.35 per share on revenue of $193.67 million.
    Teekay Corporation (NYSE: TK) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $296.76 million.
    KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $306.72 million.
    Vascular Biogenics Ltd. (NASDAQ: VBLT) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.21 per share.
    Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (NYSE: TOO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $272.04 million.
    Albireo Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALBO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.77 per share on revenue of $31.32 million.

     

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    Some reasons for my bearishness on retail stocks:

    Higher Energy Prices. Oil prices have rallied dramatically and back to 2014 levels, rising from about $35 a barrel in early 2016 to around $67 Thursday. That’s bad news for U.S. retailers, as rising oil prices historically squeeze consumer disposable incomes. That’s one reason why I’ve been consistently raising my short exposure to retail and plan to continue doing so. Shaky Same-Store Sales Growth. Recent improvements to same-store sales at Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) , Urban Outfitters (URBN) , Dillard’s (DDS) , Gap Inc. (GPS) and Macy’s (M) come against downgraded expectations, and might not be sustainable anyway. No Deal for Nordstrom (JWN) . The Nordstrom family has apparently abandoned plans to take its namesake company private. I had expressed concerns that this would happen. Higher Interest Rates. A rise in the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) has recently accelerated. That’s bad news for retailers, as many variable-rate consumer debts (particularly mortgages) key off of the LIBOR. This will likely put a damper on mortgage refinancings — something that many see as an important ingredient for personal-consumption expenditures.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares jumped 113.5 percent to $0.6737 after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares rose 35.34 percent to close at $3.32.
    Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTW) shares gained 30.36 percent to $3.65.
    Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: XTNT) shares jumped 25.6 percent to $7.4701 after the company disclosed that it has received the FDA clearance for InTice™-C Porous Titanium Cervical Interbody System.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares surged 20 percent to $2.495.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) surged 17.04 percent to $2.61.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 15 percent to $8.32 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the development of next generation interactive educational activities.
    Arcimoto, Inc. (NASDAQ: FUV) gained 15 percent to $3.39.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) rose 13.7 percent to $49.64. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    FRONTEO, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTEO) shares rose 11.8 percent to $20.956.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares jumped 11.1 percent to $3.38.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) rose 10.6 percent to $7.41.
    NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NIHD) shares gained 9 percent to $2.32.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) rose 7.6 percent to $24.19. Northcoast Research upgraded Kelly Services from Neutral to Buy.
    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) shares climbed 5.6 percent to $33.70. Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) will buy LaSalle Hotel Properties in a $4.8 billion deal, Bloomberg reported.
    Alteryx, Inc. (NYSE: AYX) gained 5.5 percent to $32.56. KeyBanc upgraded Alteryx from Sector Weight to Overweight.
    Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $120.51 billion before the opening bell. Walmart shares gained 1 percent to $86.99 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) to post quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $4.45 billion after the closing bell. Applied Materials shares rose 0.15 percent to $55.25 in after-hours trading.
    Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) reported downbeat results for its second quarter. Comps were down 0.1 percent in the quarter. The company sees third-quarter comps coming in flat to up 1 percent. Jack in the Box shares dropped 3.03 percent to $88.60 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the opening bell, Dillard's, Inc. (NYSE: DDS) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $1.46 billion. Dillard's shares rose 0.14 percent to $72.10 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts are expecting Childrens Place Inc (NASDAQ: PLCE) to have earned $2.21 per share on revenue of $444.14 million in the latest quarter. Childrens Place will release earnings before the markets open. Childrens Place shares gained 0.29 percent to $138.40 in after-hours trading.

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  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    On Monday, top department store stocks including Macy’s (NYSE:M), Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS), Dillard’s (NYSE:DDS), and J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) lost roughly 3% to 4%. The catalyst was a negative analyst report.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2018: GigaMedia Limited(GIGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Deutsche Bank AG grew its position in GigaMedia Limited (NASDAQ:GIGM) by 69.3% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 46,885 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 19,185 shares during the quarter. Deutsche Bank AG’s holdings in GigaMedia were worth $142,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2018: Marathon Oil Corporation(MRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Saudi Aramco’s valuation, however, isn’t the only one that would benefit from a pop in the price of crude. Many oil producers in the U.S. restructured their operations to run on $50 oil, so if the Saudi strategy is successful, these oil companies would produce a gusher of cash flow, which could fuel high-octane gains for investors. While that rise would likely lift the entire sector, Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN) and Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)could outperform in that scenario.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The company’s Powder River Basinassets also generated strong drilling results, with several wells topping 1,000 BOE/D. Finally, while the company did drill four wells in the Bakken, it has deferred completing them until later this year. That program is one to keep an eye on given the results Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO) delivered last quarter, when it completed record-setting wells in the Three Forks and Middle Bakken formations.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Melrose Industries (LON:MRO) had its price target upped by Numis Securities from GBX 250 ($3.39) to GBX 280 ($3.80) in a research report report published on Monday morning. They currently have a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO) CEO Lee Tillman feels the same way. He stated on the company’s first-quarter call that: “Our financial flexibility is at the top of our peer group and was further strengthened by receipt of proceeds from Libya and our final Canadian oil sands payment. This flexibility allows us to pursue multiple high-return uses of free cash, but we are taking a disciplined approach and we are not considering large-scale M&A.”

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018

Warren Buffett famously told investors to be “fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful.” Dedicated followers of that mantra would probably dismiss Chinese online media giant SINA (NASDAQ:SINA) — which rallied 120% over the past 12 months to a six-year high — as a “greedy” play.

However, a stock also generally hits new highs because the company has thoroughly impressed investors. In SINA’s case, it’s because the tech giant has beaten both top and bottom line estimates for ten consecutive quarters — and could continue doing so for the foreseeable future. Therefore, I believe that it makes sense to “get greedy” with SINA today, before more investors fully understand its growth potential.

SINA’s English portal. Image source: Author’s screenshot.

What does SINA do?

SINA is oneof China’s biggest internet portals. Its network includes dozens of news channels for sports, finance, entertainment, travel, fashion, and other topics — in both desktop and mobile formats.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: Viacom Inc.(VIA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    While 2016 played host to a range of films that underperformed, the biggest flops belonged to Disney (NYSE:DIS), Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) (NASDAQ:VIAB) and Lions Gate Entertainment (NYSE:LGF.A). Click through the presentation below to get the details on the year’s five biggest film flops and to learn what last year’s movie misfires mean for the companies involved.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    The Pillsbury Doughboy is the mascot of the Pillsbury Company, which is owned by General Mills (NYSE: GIS) and J.M. Smucker (NYSE: SJM). The Doughboy was created by Pillsburys advertising agency almost 50 years ago. Pikachu are characters owned by The Pokemon Company International and appear in card games, video games, TV shows, movies and comic books. Founded in 1998, the Japanese company has achieved total games sales of almost 280 million. SpongeBob SquarePants was created for Nickelodeon, which is owned by Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA). The show premiered in 1999 and has spawned movies, video games and theme park rides. Ronald McDonald is a c

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc.(FMBH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: Time Warner Inc.(TWX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ashley Moore]

    Here are all three of our top stocks to short…

    Best Stocks to Short No. 3: Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX)

    For the first three quarters of 2016, Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) adjusted earnings slightly. The changes mostly reflected currency exchange rate fluctuations.

  • [By ]

    The combination of less content from major competitor Disney (DIS) , which will be pulling the majority of its newer content from Netflix at the end of 2018, and others such as Time Warner (TWX) and Fox (FOX) moving toward exclusive deals with services like Hulu will cause some subscriber dissatisfaction, Pachter wrote.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion before the opening bell. GM shares gained 1.44 percent to $38.66 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) to post quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $25.77 billion after the closing bell. Microsoft shares gained 1.72 percent to $93.90 in after-hours trading.
    Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Wednesday. Facebook shares jumped 7.33 percent to $171.40 in the after-hours trading session.
    After the markets close, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $15.05 billion. Intel shares gained 2.36 percent to $52.59 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts are expecting Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) to have earned $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion in the latest quarter. Time Warner will release earnings before the markets open. Time Warner shares declined 1.12 percent to $95.20 in after-hours trading.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday. Chipotle shares surged 10.74 percent to $375.97 in the after-hours trading session.
    Wall Street expects Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) to post quarterly earnings at $1.25 per share on revenue of $49.88 billion after the closing bell. Amazon shares rose 1.79 percent to $1,486.30 in after-hours trading.

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  • [By ]

    The first witness that AT&T Inc. (T) and Time Warner Inc. (TWX) called in the legal battle with the Department of Justice testified that an economic model central to the government’s case is “theoretically unsound,” in the U.S. District Court in Washington on Thursday.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    For those who want a general facsimile of the pay-TV bundle and access to the largest broadcast networks, there’s Sling TV from Dish Network (DISH) , DirecTV Now from   AT&T (T) and Sony’s (SNE) PlayStation Vue. In the coming weeks, they’ll be joined by Alphabet’s (GOOGL) YouTube TV and a still unnamed pay-TV service from Hulu, the video-on-demand service controlled jointly by Disney, Comcast’s (CMCSA) NBCUniversal and 21st Century Fox (FOXA) , along with Time Warner (TWX) holding a 10% stake.

  • [By ]

    As Time Warner Inc. (TWX) Chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes testified in the trial over the company’s merger with AT&T Inc. (T) , the executive said the government’s arguments are “ridiculous” and did not “make sense.”

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: Rick’s Cabaret International Inc.(RICK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Dave & Busters Entertainment doubling in valuewhile potential peer, small cap upscale gentlemen’s clubs and restaurant ownerRCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ: RICK), began to takeoff last yearand small capBuffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) has basically been range bound for the last four days:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    After the market closed yesterday, small cap restaurant and entertainment stockDave & Busters Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ: PLAY) reported Q4 2016 earnings with shares falling by mid single digit percentagesin after hours trading. The Company apparently beat expectations on earnings, but fell short of expectations for comps. Likewise, the stock has already had a very good run meaning expectations were super high.Take a look at the following long term chart which shows Dave & Busters Entertainmentsshare performanceascompared to potential peers such as Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) and upscale gentlemen’s clubs and restaurant ownerRCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ: RICK):

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Dave & Busters Entertainment being a pretty steady performer up until June while potential peer, upscale gentlemen’s clubs and restaurant ownerRCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ: RICK), took off last yearand Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) has started to fall off:

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(CPRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: CPRX) got a boost, shooting up 32 percent to $1.54 after the company reported positive data from investigator-sponsored trial of Firdapse.

  • [By William Romov]

    Before we show you our pick, here are the top 10 penny stocks to watch this week

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Nov. 27-Dec. 1 Gain (as of Dec. 1)
    Pyxis Tankers Inc. (Nasdaq: PXS) $4.10 122.83%
    Ohr Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: OHRP) $1.28 68.42%
    Cerecor Inc. (Nasdaq: CERC) $1.74 47.46%
    Proteostasis Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: PTI) $2.52 37.71%
    UT Starcom Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: UTSI) $5.20 37.20%
    WMIH Corp. (Nasdaq: WMIH) $0.96 33.46%
    PhaseRx Inc. (Nasdaq: PZRX) $0.90 30.29%
    Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: BLPH) $2.04 29.94%
    EV Energy Partners LP (Nasdaq: EVEP) $0.86 27.76%
    Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: CPRX) $4.40 25.71%

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: GigaMedia Limited(GIGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Today, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap online gaming and cloud computing GigaMedia Limited (NASDAQ: GIGM) as a bullish long trade:

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.(VNDA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Roberto Pedone]

    Another biotechnology player that looks poised to trigger a big breakout trade is Vanda Pharmaceuticals (VNDA), which is focused on the development and commercialization of clinical-stage drug candidates for central nervous system disorders. This stock has been on fire so far in 2013, with shares up a whopping 258%.

    If you take a look at the chart for Vanda Pharmaceuticals, you’ll notice that this stock has recently broke out above some near-term overhead resistance levels at $12.34 to $12.66 a share with solid upside volume. So far, this breakout has held and now shares of VNDA are quickly moving within range of triggering an even bigger breakout trade.

    Traders should now look for long-biased trades in VNDA if it manages to break out above its 52-week high at $13.30 a share with high volume. Look for a sustained move or close above that level with volume that hits near or above its three-month average action 908,467 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then VNDA will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are $15 to $17 a share.

    Traders can look to buy VNDA off any weakness to anticipate that breakout and simply use a stop that sits right below some near-term support at $12 a share. One could also buy VNDA off strength once it takes out $13.30 a share with volume and then simply use a stop that sits a comfortable percentage from your entry point.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: Google Inc.(GOOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levy]

    Both Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Google’s parent company,Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL), are trading near their all-time highs. Amazon’s stock has climbed so much in the past 12 months, it’s made its founder and CEO Jeff Bezos the second wealthiest person in the world, recently surpassing Warren Buffett and Amancio Ortega. Alphabet shares are up a modest 11%, compared with Amazon’s 51% increase.

  • [By Keith Fitz-Gerald]

    First, the Dow dropped below 19,800 points with two stocks – The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS) and 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) – experiencing a $3.26 billion selloff alone. Big banking stocks including Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) and JPMorgan Chase and Co. (NYSE:JPM) sold off far more severely than the S&P 500 itself. Tech stocks were more or less unscathed, with the exception of Alphabet Inc. (NasdaqGS:GOOG), which received a 2.55% buzzcut of $26 per share.

  • [By Mark Fritz]

    It’s the company’s latest attempt to fend off criticism not just of Facebook, but Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL)’s YouTube, Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) and other platforms that often are havens for hate-spewing, terror-inciting users.

  • [By ]

    It’s hard to say exactly what caused the stampede for the exits. Several high-profile companies, including Google parent Alphabet (Nasdaq: GOOG), reported disappointing earnings. Traders were also grappling with contentious budget debates in Washington and the threat of another government shutdown.

  • [By ]

    The New York Stock Exchange announced that shares of Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) , Booking Holdings Inc. (BKNG) , Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) and (GOOGL) and Zion Oil & Gas Inc. (ZNWAA) have been suspended from trading for the remainder of Wednesday, April 25.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings(AAWW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Amazon leased 40 planes from Air Transport Services Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ATSG) and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AAWW). Each carrier is supplying 20 Boeing jets to Prime Air.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: Lithium X Energy Corp. (LIXXF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The other producing lithium miners, and soon to be producers. I have discussed these previously in detail here, here and here. Needless to say, the top 3 producers are non-pure plays (SQM (NYSE:SQM), Albemarle (NYSE:ALB), and FMC Corp. (NYSE:FMC)). The top pure play currently producing miners are Orocobre (ASX:ORE) (OTCPK:OROCF), Tianqi Lithium (SHE:002466), Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium, Galaxy Resources, Mineral Resources [ASX:MIN] (OTC:MALRF), and Neometals [ASX:NMT] (OTC:RRSSF). The near-term producers include Altura Mining [ASX:AJM] (OTCPK:ALTAF), Pilbara Minerals (ASX:PLS) (OTC:PILBF), Kidman Resources (ASX:KDR), Critical Elements, Nemaska Lithium (OTCQX:NMKEF) [TSX:NMX], Lithium Americas (OTCQX:LACDF) [TSX:LAC], Lithium X (OTCQX:LIXXF) (TSXV:LIX), Neo Lithium, and Bacanora Minerals (OTC:BCRMF) [TSXV:BCN], Advantage Lithium (OTCQB:AVLIF) [AAL], European Metals (OTCPK:MNTCF, ASX:EMH, AIM:EMH) and Pure Energy (OTCQB:PEMIF) [PE].

  • [By Tom Bishop]

    Lithium X Energy NPV (LIXXF) owns 50% of the Sal de los Angeles lithium brine project in the prolific “Lithium Triangle” in mining friendly Salta province, Argentina.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Back in my early 20s, when I was broke and in student-loan and credit-card debt, I started to be able to save a little money. Practically microscopic amounts but it was something.

I was so terrified of losing even those few dollars that I thought I needed to make them as safe as possible. So instead of putting them into vehicles that might actually make me some money, I put my funds into a savings account not even a high-yield savings account and once I started to save slightly more, into the safest mutual fund I could find, an intermediate bond fund.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: WD-40 Company(WDFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    WD-40 Company (NASDAQ: WDFC) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.86 per share on revenue of $99.10 million.

    Hooker Furniture Corporation (NASDAQ: HOFT) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.40 per share on revenue of $62.20 million.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    WD-40 Company (NASDAQ: WDFC) reported better-than-expected earnings for its second quarter, but the company missed analysts’ sales estimates. WD-40 shares fell 0.97 percent to $106.00 in the after-hours trading session.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Ultra Petroleum Corp.(UPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Our peer group is up an average of 46% over the past 4 weeks in response to a 30% rebound in the 12-month strip NYMEX oil price. Some of the largest gainers include Hold and Sell rated stocks that we would not chase such asDenbury Resources (Sell, +138%), Halcon Resources (HK) (Sell, +147%), Jones Energy (JONE) (Hold, +166%), Rex Energy (REXX) (Sell, +60%), Sanchez Energy (SN) (Hold, +93%), Ultra Petroleum (UPL) (Sell, +61%), andWhiting Petroleum (Hold, +103%), which have outperformed the E&P Index (+32%) over the same time period. Balance sheets and/or well level returns remain challenged for these companies despite improved oil prices. While we believe oil markets should re-balance over the next 12 to 15 months, the recent recovery to $40 could reverse during 2Q16 as bloated inventories continue to rise, new volumes from Iran pressure an oversupplied market, and a highly anticipated decline in non-OPEC supply (especially in the U.S.), is not as steep as expected. The risk of an oil price retracement, which would significantly pressure the recent out-performers, outweighs the upside in these stocks, in our view. However, we are raising our target prices on Buy ratedAnadarko Petroleum ($54 from $48), Concho Resources (CXO) ($120 from $109), Matador Resources (MTDR) ($22 from $21),Noble Energy (NBL) ($40 from $34), SM Energy (SM) ($22 from $15), Rice Energy ($14 from $12), Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) ($155 from $135),Continental Resources ($32 from $28), and Parsley Energy (PE) ($24 from $23). We believe our Buy-rated stocks are better positioned to weather challenging oil markets.

  • [By STOCKPICKR]

    As energy commodity prices have sold off in recent months, so too have the E&P stocks that pull those resources out of the ground. And Ultra Petroleum (UPL) has been no exception. The good news is that you don’t need to be an expert technical trader to figure out why this stock looks toxic here — the setup in shares of Ultra Petroleum is about as simple as they get.

    UPL is bouncing its way lower in a textbook downtrending channel, a price setup that’s formed by a pair of parallel trendlines that have kept UPL range-bound since April. The price channel in UPL identifies the high-probability range for shares to stay within, and so, with shares pressing up against resistance for the eighth time since this price channel kicked off, it makes sense to be a seller on the next bounce lower.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: TransEnterix, Inc.(TRXC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Friday, four out of ten of the worst performing small cap stocks had double digit losses due to announcing public stock offerings:

    Medical device stock Transenterix Inc (NYSEMKT: TRXC) sank 40.37% after announcing a $24.9 million offeringand the pricing of its public offering of units, each consisting of one share of the Companys common stock, one Series A warrant to purchase one share of common stock and one Series B warrant to purchase 0.75 shares of common stock at a price of $1.00 per unit:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Transenterix Inc (NASDAQ: TRXC) was down, falling around 38 percent to $0.681. TransEnterix reported the pricing of $24.9 million public offering of common stock and warrant.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Ahuge 10% owner of TransEnterix Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) camein and bought more shares last week. SOFAR SpA added3,722,685 more shares of the medical device companys stock at a reported $1.40 apiece. The total for the trade was posted at $5,226,650.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Zogenix, Inc.(ZGNX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Zogenix, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZGNX) was down, falling around 8 percent to $35.82 after the company disclosed new efficacy and safety data from its pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial of ZX008 in Dravet syndrome.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Zogenix, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZGNX) was down, falling around 11 percent to $34.75 after the company disclosed new efficacy and safety data from its pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial of ZX008 in Dravet syndrome.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Merck & Company, Inc.(MRK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) traded down 0.84% at $59.29. The stock’s 52-week range is $47.97 to $65.46. Volume was less than half the daily average of around 10.9 million shares. The drug maker had no specific news.

  • [By Mark Balson]

     Just as Jefferies diminished its price target on the stock to 53$ from 54$ and gave a “hold” rating, shares of Merck & Co. (MRK) started slithering by 0.44% to $56.00 on Wednesday morning.

    Kenilworth, NJ-based Merck is a global healthcare company, offering health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products.

  • [By David Zeiler]

    Pharma stocks shot up in the wake of Donald Trump’s victory. Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) and Merck & Co. (NYSE: MRK) both rose about 6%, while Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) jumped 7%.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Merck (NYSE:MRK) is known today as a pharmaceuticals industry leader with a market cap of over $170 billion and a solid dividend. But the stock didn’t always claim the value that it does today. Through acquisitions, mergers, and nine stock splits along the way, the history of Merck stock has a lot of twists and turns.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Dow stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Monday was Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) which traded up 5.81% at $56.46. The stock’s 52-week range is $52.83 to $66.41. Volume was about 50% above the daily average of around 13 million shares. The company had positive results from a key trial of its lung cancer drug.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    With this rapidly growing market, there are plenty of opportunities for investors. Zoetis (NYSE:ZTS), Merck (NYSE:MRK), and Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY) stand out as the top animal-health companies to buy in 2017. Here’s why.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: GigaMedia Limited(GIGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Today, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap online gaming and cloud computing GigaMedia Limited (NASDAQ: GIGM) as a bullish long trade:

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: AZZ Inc.(AZZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Money MorningDirector of Technology & Venture Capital Research Michael A. Robinson has brought our readers some of the best ways to make money on technology stocks. But there’s always been one company that he’s largely avoided over his career… until now. You’re not going to believe what U.S. tech firm Michael says will unleash a wave of profits on investors in the future. Find out here.

    Four Stocks to Watch Today: FB, TSLA, JPM, WFC
    Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg will appear before a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committee. Congress is investigating the data scraping efforts of Cambridge Analytica, which have brought a significant amount of embarrassment to the social media giant. Congress will be asking questions about the firm’s privacy practices in the wake of the policy that allowed Cambridge Analytica to obtain the personal information of roughly 87 million users. Shares of Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) made small gains after the announcement by China’s president to cut import tariffs. But there was a second factor that provided investor enthusiasm this morning. The head of the National Transportation Safety Board said that he had a “constructive conversation” with Tesla CEO Elon Musk as the agency probes a recent fatal crash involving the firm’s semi-autonomous vehicles. Markets are paying close attention to earnings reports this week. The first major test of earnings season will come later this week after several key U.S. banks report earnings. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C), and Wells Fargo & Co.(NYSE: WFC) will all report earnings on Friday morning. Look for additional earnings reports from Jamba Inc. (Nasdaq: JMBA), MSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc.(NYSE: MSM), AZZ Inc.(NYSE: AZZ), and Healthcare Services Group Inc. (Nasdaq: HCSG).

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    An easy way to profit from this bull market is to buy the ETFs that track these major averages – the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA) and iShares Dow Jones Transportation Average ETF (IYT).

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    Since the beginning of 2017, the NIFTY has outperformed both the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE: SPY) and SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE: DIA), with each seeing respective increases of 12.6 percent, 6 percent and 4.9 percent.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Through Tom’s various strategies, followers had the chance to pocket gains of 195.36% in 16 days on Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN), 193.39% in 16 days on SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) (NYSE Arca: GLD), 100% in eight days on International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), and even 248.42% in 17 days on SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE Arca: DIA).

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    A good way to play this is by buying the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA), which tracks the Dow Industrials. We add that the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) would be a good bet as well.

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    The SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE: DIA) and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE: SPY) plunged 1.2 percent on the news, although it's worth noting that the markets had traded near these values Wednesday before riding a Thursday rally.

  • [By Tom Gentile]

    An ETF is a fund that tracks indexes such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500. ETFs basically let you trade an entire sector instead of having to pick and choose specific stocks to trade within a sector. ETFs are also a great way for you to hedge against rising interest rates. When it comes to equities, a good ETF to monitor is the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE Arca: DIA). For bonds, the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSE Arca: TLT) is a good way to gauge the bullishness or bearishness of the overall bond market.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Boot(h)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    A10% owner of Hyatt Hotels Corp. (NYSE: H) wasselling some stock this past week. Elsinore Trust parted with a total of 108,815 shares at prices between $52.37 and $53.34. That netted the trust some $2.7 million. The stock closed last Friday at $52.62. The 52-week range for the hotel chain is $44.30 to $58.05, while the consensus price target is $56.44.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Patheon Holdings Co枚peratief U.A. (PTHN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Patheon N.V. (NYSE: PTHN) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform and the price target was cut to $28 from $34 (versus a $27.72 close, after an 11.7% drop) at Robert W. Baird. Patheon also was downgraded to Sector Weight from Overweight at KeyBanc Capital Markets.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    In the parched terrain just south of the United States border, the prices of food and other necessities follow the dollar, whose value has been climbing: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    Industrial Production (MoM) for Feb 0.00% vs 0.20% consensus estimate; Manufacturing Outputs (MoM) for Feb 0.50% vs 0.40% consensus estimate.
    The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index for March is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The index of leading economic indicators for February will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Baker Hughes North American rig count report for the latest week is schedule for release at 1:00 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    Wunderlich upgraded Adobe Systems (NASDAQ: ADBE) from Hold to Buy
    FBR Capital upgraded L Brands (NYSE: LB) from Market Perform to Outperform
    Morgan Stanley upgraded Dean Foods (NYSE: DF) from Neutral to Overweight
    Baird downgraded Patheon (NYSE: PTHN) from Outperform to Neutral
    Citigroup downgraded SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE: SEAS) from Neutral to Sell
    Goldman Sachs downgraded Macerich (NYSE: MAC) from Neutral to Sell

    This is a tool used by the Benzinga News Desk each trading day — it's a look at everything happening in the market, in five minutes. To get the full version of this note every morning, click here or email minutes@benzinga.com.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) announced plans to acquire Patheon NV (NYSE: PTHN) for $35 per share in cash.

    The deal is projected to complete by the end of 2017.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer answering questions about the repeal and replacement of Obamacare. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

It was amusing, infuriating and truly scary last week when Trump administration spokesperson Sean Spicer, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and several current GOP House members conducted a pre-emptive, coordinated attack on the Congressional Budget Office and said Congress didn’t need to wait for CBO’s analysis of the Republican Affordable Care Act replacement because it’s numbers were always wrong.

It was amusing because Spicer — the Trump official who has had the least credibility literally since the administration began on Inauguration Day — was attacking the Washington organization that has consistently been considered a paragon of non partisanship, objectivity and solid analysis since it opened for business in the 1970s.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: GigaMedia Limited(GIGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Today, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap online gaming and cloud computing GigaMedia Limited (NASDAQ: GIGM) as a bullish long trade:

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: Viva Entertainment Group (OTTV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Briar]

    Everything that Viva Entertainment Group Inc (OTCMKTS:OTTV) was offering via its app as of yesterday just got expanded today. Per this morning’s press release, all the digital content from FlixFling is going to be available on the Viva over-the-top television (and music) streaming platform.

    The product is called Viva Middleware. The software/platform allows anyone to get into the over-the-top television business like Netflix and Hulu already are. Telecom service providers, media websites, universities, and pretty much anyone else can custom-build their own IPTV service, and collect subscription fees and/or ad revenue for doing so. Viva does all the back-end work, while the seller collects the customers.

    The trick is simply filling the pipeline with content, and at the same time, convincing customers that there’s enough quality content at the source to become a paying subscriber. And in this case, the fact that the app works on any operating system or any device is a key selling feature.

    Viva Entertainment Group has already been curating content for a while now, and has a nice library including a huge number of radio stations. That content took a huge leap forward today, however, with FlixFling being added to the mix.

    If it rings a bell for OTTV shareholders, it should. FlixFling is streaming media company started by Thomas Ashley, who just so happened to join the OTTV Board of Directors last week.

    FlixFling is an online video-on-demand content provider specializing in new, previously released and classic movies from most major studios. Customers can watch thousands of movie selections on an easy, flexible interface from your favorite devices or connected TV. FlixFling brings a new and exciting movie content viewing experience to customers who can’t find what they want through other online video rental sites; FlixFling has access to new releases quicker than Hulu or Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX).

    It’s a real coup for

  • [By Bryan Murphy]

    Calling a spade a spade, Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) is the dominant name in the over-the-top television space right now, though Sling TV, from DISH Network Corp (NASDAQ:DISH) deserves a mention. For that matter, the relatively new Vue service from Sony Corp (NYSE:SNE) has the potential to cause problems for both DISH and Netflix, as Vue offers several different bundles, all of which include some major network broadcasts (a big piece of the pie Netflix is missing).

    And yet, for as popular as those OTT choices are, they’re not necessarily great investments right now, as each alternative to traditional cable television is on the verge of a major disruption now that a new technology has been unveiled by creator Viva Entertainment Group Inc (OTCMKTS:OTTV). In short, Viva Entertainment Group will allow anyone to get into the subscription-based IPTV game with their own customized version of an over-the-top service, and even within that platform the subscriber has more choice than Sony Vue, Sling TV, or Netflix can provide.

    The reality check was delivered this morning on the heels of a press release/shareholder update. Some of what Viva Entertainment Group was already known. Some of what was said, though, was new, and compelling.

    For the unfamiliar, Viva Entertainment Group is the name behind Viva Middleware… a white label app that any third party can utilize as a means of selling OTT, IPTV services to their crowd of users as a means of generating revenue.

    There are multiple advantages to this platform and arrangement, including a custom-built product that can effectively target a particular demographic. Case in point? Last week, OTTV entered a joint venture with Oi2 Media to create an OTT product catering to the Latino market. Oi2 Media is the United States’ biggest distributor of Latino-centric digital content, offering both music and television. It’s the name behind CNN en Espanol and ESPN Deportes Radio, just

  • [By Matthew Briar]

    The phrase “over the top television” – or its acronym “OTT” – aren’t necessarily newly-coined ones. The phrase/abbreviation materialized shortly after Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) became a viable alternative to traditional cable television services less than a decade ago. The over-the-top race didn’t really heat up, however, until the past few months. Once it did heat up though, sparks started to fly in earnest.

    They’re still flying too, and will be for a while if a small startup called Viva Entertainment Group Inc (OTCMKTS:OTTV) has anything to say about it. Netflix, Hulu [jointly owned by Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ:FOXA)] and all the rest of the relatively new players in this space may want to look over their shoulder. In the meantime, investors may want to take a step back and look at where the real money in the OTT industry is going to be made during the next 10 years. OTTV plays a prominent role in that picture.

    Contrary to popular belief, Netflix isn’t the totally dominant name it used to be in the Internet-delivered television industry. It was admittedly the first on the scene, and therefore was able to carve out the biggest piece of the market (which it still holds to this day). It’s largely become a commoditized business though.

    Case in point? Aside from Hulu and Netflix, CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS) has jumped into the game with its product called CBS All Access. The service allows subscribers, for a nominal monthly fee, to access a variety of CBS programming via the Internet. HBO, from Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX), has found respectable success with its subscription-based Internet television service called HBO Go.

    Sling TV, from DISH Network Corp (NASDAQ:DISH), has really broken new ground in the over the top market by aggregating a variety of television channels into an entire package and then selling that package at a rate that’s much less than what it would cost a cable subscriber

  • [By Matthew Briar]

    The phrase “over the top television” or “OTT” for short, aren’t exactly new terms. The phrase/abbreviation was coined shortly after Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) became a viable alternative to traditional cable television subscriptions a little less than a decade ago. The over-the-top battle didn’t get heated, though, until the past few months. But, now that some more gladiators are in the arena, sparks are starting to fly.

    They’re still flying too, and should do so for a while if a small startup called Viva Entertainment Group Inc (OTCMKTS:OTTV) has anything to do with it it. See, while Netflix, Hulu — jointly owned by Time Warner, Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ:FOXA) — and a whole slew of other new players in this market may want to take notice of this up-and-comer. At the same time, investors may want to take a step back and look at where the real money in the OTT business is going to be made over the course of the next several years. OTTV plays a prominent role in that picture.

    Contrary to popular belief, Netflix isn’t the dominant name it used to be in the Internet-delivered television industry. Yes, it was the first on the scene as such was was able to carve out the biggest piece of the market. It’s largely become a commoditized business in the meantime though.

    For example, outside of Hulu and Netflix, CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS) has jumped into the fray with a service called CBS All Access. The product allows subscribers -for a nominal monthly fee – access a variety of CBS programming via the Internet. HBO, from Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX), has found some measurable success with its subscription-based Internet television service called HBO Go.

    Sling TV, from DISH Network Corp (NASDAQ:DISH), is another one of the alternatives to the alternative that’s truly made a dent in the over the top market…. by aggregating a variety of television channels into an entire package and then selling that p

  • [By Matthew Briar]

    If Viva Entertainment Group Inc (OTCMKTS:OTTV) seems a little perkier than usual today, you’re not imagining things – it is. At first glance it would be easy to conclude it was yesterday afternoon’s news that prodded OTTV a bit, and maybe that’s got something to do with it. More than anything though, the extra spring in the stock’s step most likely has to do with the fact that the company is hosting a pre-launch party this evening, and traders are (understandably) thinking tomorrow could be a very big day for Viva Entertainment Group shares.

    If it vaguely rings a bell, that may be because the company announced the event back in mid-November, mentioning there would be special performances by Grammy Award winner Jorge Moreno, and SMG/SONY RED recording artist Soleil J. Guests would also be able to try out the over-the-top television service Viva has built right at the party. Once those attendees see first-hand what a game-changer the platform could be, odds are good they’ll want to invest the next chance they get. That would be Wednesday morning. Waiting until then, however, could be too late, so savvy traders are trickling in now.

    As a refresher, Viva Middleware is a turn-key technology that allows anyone to get into the OTT business with their own customized over-the-top television service. Live broadcasts, on-demand, music channels and original programming are all possible. This means they can customize the product locally or regionally, or thematically, like an all-sports or an all sci-fi venue. The possibilities are endless, which is in stark contrast to Netflix’s “what you get is what you get” approach.

    Viva Entertainment Group has been putting the pieces of the puzzle together all year long…. technology, personnel, clients, content.

    The latest of the personnel additions was announced on Monday -Mr. Rory Conaway is now on the OTTV Board of Directors.

    It’s a nice pickup. Rory Conaway has been in the IT and Wireless I

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: Simulations Plus, Inc.(SLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, healthcare shares fell by 0.88 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Simulations Plus, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLP), down 7 percent, and ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ: ZIOP), down 7 percent.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: Coherent, Inc.(COHR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Rofin-Sinar Technologies (NASDAQ: RSTI) got a boost, shooting up 37 percent to $31.50 as Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHR) announced its plans to buy Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc in a deal valued at around $942 million.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: Sagent Pharmaceuticals Inc.(SGNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Sagent Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: SGNT) got a boost, shooting up 40 percent to $21.65 as the company agreed to be acquired by Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical for $21.75 per share. RBC Capital downgraded Sagent Pharmaceuticals from Outperform to Sector Perform.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(LXRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: LXRX) dropped about 12.3% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $12.93 after closing at $14.74 on Tuesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $19.62. Volume of around 2.8 million was nearly 5 times the daily average. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: Uni-Pixel, Inc.(UNXL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap sensor film stock UniPixel Inc (NASDAQ: UNXL) is sinking by a double digit percentage in after-hours and pre-market trading after reporting Q4 earnings. The problem for UniPixel is that only a few analysts cover the small cap stock and the bottom line loss was a bit worst than the 10 cent loss they were expecting. The stock also had a slight uptick ahead of earnings:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap sensor film stockUniPixel Inc (NASDAQ: UNXL) reportedQ1 2017 earnings after the Thursday market close withshares falling both on Thursday and in afterhours trading. UniPixel is not well covered or known by analysts yet and this can make shares volatile. However and last September, we had suggested a long position in the stock based upon technicals by saying:

  • [By Roberto Pedone]

    Uni-Pixel (UNXL) manufactures electronic film products using its proprietary manufacturing process, UniBoss. This stock closed up 7.6% to $16.84 in Monday’s trading session.

    Monday’s Volume: 1.88 million

    Three-Month Average Volume: 1 million

    Volume % Change: 108%

    From a technical perspective, UNXL bounced sharply higher here right off its 50-day moving average of $15.89 with above-average volume. This stock looks to be forming a double bottom chart pattern at $14.91 to $15.16. If that bottom holds, then shares of UNXL could see a continuation of Monday’s upside action.

    Traders should now look for long-biased trades in UNXL as long as it’s trending above $15.16 or $14.91 and then once it sustains a move or close above Monday’s high of $17.53 with volume that hits near or above 1 million shares. If we get that move soon, then UNXL will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance level at its 200-day moving average of $19.89.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of UniPixel Inc (NASDAQ: UNXL) were down 22 percent to $1.63 after the company announced a public offering of newly issued shares of stock. UniPixel plans to offer 5.35 million shares of its own stock at a public offering price of $1.50 per share with the option for its underwriters to purchase up to an additional 802,500 shares.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: Icahn Enterprises L.P.(IEP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of Carl Icahn’s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Carl+Icahn

    These are the top 5 holdings of Carl IcahnIcahn Enterprises LP (IEP) – 140,524,155 shares, 36.12% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 8.10%American International Group Inc (AIG) – 45,644,982 shares, 14.29% of the total portfolio. Cheniere Energy Inc (LNG) – 32,680,490 shares, 7.75% of the total portfolio. CVR Energy Inc (CVI) – 71,198,718 shares, 7.17% of the total portfolio. PayPal Holdings Inc (PYPL) – 31,5

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of Carl Icahn’s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Carl+Icahn

    These are the top 5 holdings of Carl IcahnIcahn Enterprises LP (IEP) – 129,999,050 shares, 34.82% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 2.30%American International Group Inc (AIG) – 45,644,982 shares, 13.32% of the total portfolio. CVR Energy Inc (CVI) – 71,198,718 shares, 8.08% of the total portfolio. Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp (FDML) – 138,590,141 shares, 6.39% of the total portfolio. Cheniere Energy Inc (LNG) – 32,680,490 shares, 6.05

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of Carl Icahn’s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Carl+Icahn

    These are the top 5 holdings of Carl IcahnIcahn Enterprises LP (IEP) – 140,524,155 shares, 36.12% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 8.10%American International Group Inc (AIG) – 45,644,982 shares, 14.29% of the total portfolio. Cheniere Energy Inc (LNG) – 32,680,490 shares, 7.75% of the total portfolio. CVR Energy Inc (CVI) – 71,198,718 shares, 7.17% of the total portfolio. PayPal Holdings Inc (PYPL) – 31,5

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of Carl Icahn’s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Carl+Icahn

    These are the top 5 holdings of Carl IcahnIcahn Enterprises LP (IEP) – 129,999,050 shares, 34.82% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 2.30%American International Group Inc (AIG) – 45,644,982 shares, 13.32% of the total portfolio. CVR Energy Inc (CVI) – 71,198,718 shares, 8.08% of the total portfolio. Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp (FDML) – 138,590,141 shares, 6.39% of the total portfolio. Cheniere Energy Inc (LNG) – 32,680,490 shares, 6.05

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Precision Auto Care (OTC: PACI) got a boost, shooting up 86 percent to $1.50 following announcement of acquisition by Icahn Enterprises LP (NASDAQ: IEP).

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: SanDisk Corporation(SNDK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Michael Flannelly]

    Early on Friday, analysts at RBC Capital boosted the near-term estimates on SanDisk Corporation (SNDK), a manufacturer of data storage products, because a fire at SK Hynix’s factory should lead to favorable pricing over the next two quarters.

    “We see a favorable pricing environment as a result of SK Hynix’s fire, which threatens to curtail NAND output as the company likely re-purposes production back toward DRAM, resulting in lower than expected incremental NAND wafers vs. company’s plan of 170K/WPM,” RBC Capital analyst Freedman said. “Consequently, we see stronger pricing through EoY before SK Hynix ramps NAND toward normalized prod’t levels as DRAM resources are restored/replaced.”

    The analysts maintain an “Outperform” rating on SDNK and still see shares reaching $76. This price target suggests a 26% upside to the stock’s Thursday closing price of $60.08. Furthermore, they boosted SanDisk’s 2013 EPS estimates from $4.82 to $4.95.

    SanDisk shares were up a fraction during pre-market trading on Friday. The stock is up 38.11% year-to-date.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: Canadian Solar Inc.(CSIQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) to report quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $3.84 billion before the opening bell. General Mills shares gained 0.51 percent to $60.57 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX) to post quarterly earnings at $2.62 per share on revenue of $15.00 billion after the closing bell. FedEx shares gained 0.12 percent to $192.51 in after-hours trading.
    Before the markets open, Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $690.27 million. Canadian Solar shares fell 0.44 percent to $13.49 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts are expecting Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE) to have earned $0.53 per share on revenue of $8.47 billion in the latest quarter. Nike will release earnings after the markets close. Nike shares rose 0.14 percent to $58.76 in after-hours trading.

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  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Here are a few more notable items from the week.

    First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) completed 18 MW of solar farms in Thailand with Prime Road Group. This is a module supply agreement from First Solar and is an example of the strategy it’s moving to in the long term. Look for more projects in which the company supplies equipment but a third party does construction and owns the project. Speaking of supply agreements, First Solar signed a 140 MW module supply agreement in Australia this week. The project will begin construction in April, so this will be a source of revenue for First Solar this year. Canadian Solar (NASDAQ:CSIQ) sold three utility-scale solar projects totaling 59.8 MW to Fengate Real Asset Investments this week for $195.3 million. This helps monetize assets on the balance sheet, reducing risk for the business in 2017.

    That’s all for this week in solar. Earnings season in the industry starts next week, so we’ll be able to see how strategies and trends are playing out in what’s sure to be an exciting 2017.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) were down around 11 percent to $12.10 after the company posted downbeat quarterly earnings and issued a weak forecast.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) is set to report its fourth-quarter results on Tuesday morning. The analysts consensus estimates call for earnings per share (EPS) of $0.32 and $690.27 million in revenue. Shares closed trading at $13.74 on Friday. The consensus price target is $15.21, and the 52-week trading range is $10.25 to $21.35.